The Design & Renovation Insights workshops offer an even more in-depth, in-person look at projects we’ve featured in print.
The Club Architect feature in our August issue (“Escape from New York”) once again provides an in-depth look at how a project to build or renovate a club facility has also served to lay the foundation for important operational and strategic adjustments that can help a property stay relevant. Since starting C&RB in 2005, we have now presented over 30 of these Club Architect case histories, and they have all proved to be quite popular with, and instructive for, managers who are preparing for similar projects.
So popular, in fact, that last year our Club Architect articles spawned a seminar series, Design & Renovation Insights, offering one-day, on-site workshops to provide the opportunity for an even more in-depth, in-person look at projects we’ve featured in print.
These programs, for which attendees can earn Club Management Institute workshop credits from the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA), include complete tours, led by host-site managers, of the construction and renovation work that was done. They also offer in-depth presentations on how projects were presented to membership for approval, project financing, contract management and “30,000 feet” overviews from outside experts on industry design and master-planning trends. Many managers found it valuable to have Board and committee members accompany them to these programs to help get questions answered for, and speed progress toward, their own renovation projects.
To follow up on the successful workshops held last year at Charlotte CC, Congressional CC and Royal Oaks CC, this year’s Design & Renovation Insights schedule will offer inside looks at these projects recently featured in Club Architect articles:
• “Restoring Scioto CC from the Inside Out” (presented on Monday, October 1, at Scioto Country Club, Columbus, Ohio, in conjunction with the CMAA Ohio Valley Chapter). This workshop will provide full details on the planning and execution of the renovation of this storied club’s 95-year-old clubhouse facility through a $12 million, two-year, two-phase project (“From the Inside Out“).
• “Taking Food & Beverage to a New Level at Maplewood Country Club” (presented on Monday, October 15, at Maplewood Country Club, Maplewood, N.J., in conjunction with the CMAA New Jersey chapter). This program will detail how Maplewood CC, in just three months’ time, used innovative design concepts to transform 3,000 sq. ft. of a tired lower level of its clubhouse into an exciting new “three for one” dining venue, and also brought its ballroom and other clubhouse areas back to life (“Maplewood CC Takes F&B to a New Level“).
In addition, the workshop at Maplewood CC will include a special presentation, “Baltusrol Golf Club’s Roadmap for Long-Range Renovation Success,” in which Kevin Vitale, CCM, General Manager/COO of Baltusrol GC in Springfield, N.J., will provide details on how one of the country’s premier golf clubs has stayed in step with present and future needs through careful and consistent implementation of an ongoing capital plan that has executed over $40 million in improvements over the past 10 years.
Program details and registration information for each of this year’s programs can be found at www.clubandresortbusiness.com/DRInsights.
We hope you’ll plan to join us again this year.